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Friday, May 25th
Show Highlight: Business of Baseball - Mitch Retelny on a New Bobblehead Series
Mitch Retelny is the Manager of Marketing and Promotions for the Minnesota Twins. He joined John on his weekly "Business of Baseball" segment to talk about a fun new bobblehead series as well as some upcoming theme nights at Target Field.
5-25-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked to Cineaste Magazine's Bob Cashill about "Solo: A Star Wars Story". Then Martha Kelly from the Emmy Award-winning show "Baskets" joined him in-studio!
5-25-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked with Dr. Michael Miedema from Allina Health about how new blood pressure standards are already having positive health effects. Then CPA Mike Crabtree talked about tax conformity. Twins Manager of Marketing & Promotions talked about a fun new bobblehead series. And Kim Johnson had 4 Things You Need to Know!
5-25-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John opened the show talking with listeners about gas prices. How expensive do they have to get before people change their plans? Then John talked with Bloomberg's Shannon Pettypiece about a possible reversal on the cancelling of the North Korea summit.
Thursday, May 24th
Show Highlight: "Mythbusters" Host Kari Byron Talked About Her Life and Career
"Mythbusters" host Kari Byron is out with a new book called "Crash Test Girl". She says it's full of the lessons she wished her 20-year-old self had been taught. Find out more about how she got a role on "Mythbusters" and why she thinks it was so important NOT to have trained scientists host the show.
5-24-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked to TV Guide's senior critic Matt Roush about what's new in the world of television. Then he talked to "Meathead" Goldwyn for some Memorial Day weekend grilling tips!
5-24-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to "Mythbusters" host Kari Byron about her new book "Crash Test Girl". Then he was joined by Kevin Brasler from checkbook.org about the latest issue of Twin Cities Consumer Checkbook!
5-24-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John talked to Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he was joined by Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka who reacted to Governor Dayton vetoing the two major bills passed this session
Wednesday, May 23rd
5-23-18 John Hines Show 11AM
Kris Atteberry from the Twins Radio Network joined John -- one topic? Pickle or Hot Box!
5-23-18 John Hines Show 10AM
Trevor Hildenberger joined John Hines, leading up to today's Twins-Tigers game. Then Emily Skor, president and CEO of Growth Energy, for today's Mid-Morning Money.
5-23-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John chatted with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he spoke with Tom Burr, Director of Transportation for St. Paul Public Schools about the NTSB's recommendation that all new busses be fitted with lap and shoulder seatbelts. How did St. Paul's test program work and are they going to make it a permanent fixture?
Tuesday, May 22nd
Show Highlight: House Min. Leader Melissa Hortman Reviews the 2018 Session
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt joined the show yesterday and gave the legislative session an "A" grade. Did House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman agree? She gave John her grade for the session and talked about what didn't happen and what she hopes for headed into the election season and next year's session with a new governor.
5-22-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John welcomed John Garland, Deputy Editor of Growler Magazine, in-studio for their monthly food and spirits chat. Then he talked with Steve Grove, Google News Lab Director, about why he's leaving Silicon Valley and moving back to Minnesota
5-22-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked with listeners about today's protest that shut down LRT service for a time. Is it an effective form of protest? Then Craig Bane talked IRA's on Mid-Morning Money and Kim Johnson joined the show with 4 Things You Need to Know
5-22-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John talked to Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he was joined by House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman with her review of the recently completed 2018 Legislative Session
Monday, May 21st
5-21-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked with Sarah McGregor from Bloomberg about an apparent truce in the trade war between the US and China. Can it last?
5-21-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked with Houston Chronicle reporter St. John Barned-Smith about last week's school shooting in Santa Fe, TX. Then Dale Kurschner joined him to talk local business news on Mid Morning Money. Finally Kim Johnson joined him with 4 Thing you Need to Know
5-21-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John talked with Dave Lee to open the show on "Extra Innings". Then Speaker of the MN House Kurt Daudt joined John to talk about the recently completed legislative session
Friday, May 18th
5-18-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John covered the tragic school shooting in Santa Fe, TX.
5-18-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked with Bob Cashill from Cineaste Magazine about new movies opening this week. Then he talke to Twins Dir. of Corporate Partnerships Jeff Jurgella on The Business of Baseball. Finally Kim Johnson checked in with 4 Things You Need to Know
5-18-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John talked to Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he talked with Dr. Christopher Terry from the U of M about net neutrality
Thursday, May 17th
5-17-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John continued our day-long broadcast of "Conversations" on the weather Eric Dayton and Explore Minnesota Tourism Directo John Edman
5-17-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John continued our day-long broadcast of "Conversations" on the weather with the Director of the Department of Public Safety, Joe Kelly, and HCMC's Dr. David Hilden
5-17-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John kicked off our day-long broadcast of "Conversations" about that most Minnesota of topics - the weather with meteorologist Mike Lynch and Assistant State Climatologist Pete Boulay
Wednesday, May 16th
5-16-18 John Hines Show 11AM: Lead in to Twins Baseball
John sets the stage for the Twins' afternoon game against the Cardinals.
5-16-18 John Hines Show 10AM: The Cost of Weddings
John talked to author Ken Davis about his latest book, 'More Deadly Than War'. Then Mid-Morning Money looked at the cost of weddings: what was the one thing you paid for that you really didn't need or regretted?
5-16-18 John Hines Show 9AM: Depression in Minnesota
John talked to Dr. Roger LaRoche on the recent study showing a rising number of cases of depression in the state of Minnesota. What do the numbers show and how should we respond?
Tuesday, May 15th
5-15-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked to Curt Brown, Star Tribune MN History columnist, about some of his recent articles. Then he talked to retired USGS geophysicist Dr. Peter Ward about the volcanic activity in Hawaii and how long it might continue
5-15-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked with MN author Gerry Schmitt about her book "Shadow Girl". Then he talked to Craig Bane from Bane O'Leary about LTC Insurance on Mid-Morning Money
5-15-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John talked with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he talked to State Sen. Jim Abeler about hearings he's holding today on recent reports of daycare fraud
Monday, May 14th
5-14-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked to WCCO Political Analyst Blois Olson about the final week of the legislative session - what's going to get done and what might not? Then he talked to State Rep. Pat Garofalo about SCOTUS striking down a federal law banning sports gambling, and how MN might move forward with legalizing it
5-14-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked with ClearWay MN's Molly Moilanen about why they support raising the legal smoking age to 21. Then he talked to Megan Shea from the Coalition of Neighborhood Retailers about why they oppose the measure. Then Dale Kurschner joined him with local business news on Mid-Morning Money. Finally Kim Johnson had "4 Things You Need to Know"
5-14-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John talked with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then Politico Foreign Affairs reporter Nahal Toosi joined him on the US opening a temporary embassy in Jerusalem and its effects on Middle East peace talks
Friday, May 11th
5-11-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked to comedian Jeff Foxworthy who's coming to Treasure Island this weekend. Then he caught up with Adam Carter live from the Governor's Fishing Opener
5-11-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to Kelly Morrell who'll be guiding Gov. Dayton for the Governor's Fishing Opener. Then Josh Ortiz from the Twins Community Fund joined him on "The Business of Baseball". Finally, he got "4 Things You Need to Know" from Kim Johnson!
5-11-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John talked to Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he talked to Dennis Schminke from Austin, MN who was featured in a Washington Post article on Trump Voters
Thursday, May 10th
5-10-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked television with TV Guide's Matt Roush and found otu what shows listeners would like to see brought back, ala "Roseanne"
5-10-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to Louis Nelson from Politico about the North Korean hostages being returned to the US. Then he was joined by Dr. Philip Muskin from the Amerian Psychiatriac Association about a recent poll on financial anxiety
5-10-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John talked with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he talked to his favorite political junkie - Ken Rudin from KRPoliticalJunkie.com
Wednesday, May 9th
5-9-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked with Star Tribune columnist James Lileks about some of his recent work. Then comedian Ryan Stout came in-studio to talk about his appearances at Acme Comedy Co.
5-9-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to State Rep. Sarah Anderson about her plan to fund veterans homes with surplus money from the Vikings Stadium fund. Then St. Thomas Prof. David Brennan discussed Best Buy's new logo and marketing campaign on Mid-Morning Money. Finally Kim Johnson had 4 Things You Need to Know
Tuesday, May 8th
5-8-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John caught up with Kris Atteberry from the Twins Radio Network to preview todays finale in St. Louis and debate that raging-hot topic... one space or two after a period?
5-8-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John was joined by James Norton, founder and editor of HeavyTable.com for their monthly food chat. Then Craig Bane from Bane O'Leary explained why he thinks Americans are working past retirement age, on Mid-Morning Money. Finally Kim Johnson checked in with "4 Things You Need to Know"
5-8-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John talked with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he caught up with former Governor Arne Carlson about why he's endorsing Richard Painter for US Senate
Monday, May 7th
5-7-18 John Hines Show 11AM
A man in Wisconsin recently ate his 30,000th Big Mac. Is there anything you could eat 30k times?! Then John talked to Jon Finkel from Beckett Publishing about a special baseball card promotion featuring some legendary Twins!
5-7-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked with Dr. Elizabeth Farhat, dermatologist for Allina Health about how to get a free skin cancer screening. Then Dale Kurschner joined him on Mid-Morning Money. Finally Kim Johnson checked in with "4 Things You Need to Know"
5-7-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John talked with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings" to open the show. Then Politico Foreign Affairs Reporter Nahal Toosi joined him to discuss the confirmation process for Gina Haspel for CIA Director
Friday, May 4th
5-4-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked with Cineaste Magazine's Bob Cashill about this weekend's new movies. Then he caught up with comedian Mark Normand who's appearing at Acme Comedy Company this weekend!
5-4-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to Spinal Tap bassist Derrick Smalls about his new solo album. Then he talked with Bankrate.com's Mark Hamrick about the March Jobs Report. Finally Kim Johnson joined him with "4 Things You Need to Know".
5-4-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John talked with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings"! Then he talked to Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka about the stalled hands-free bill and the tax conformity bill the Senate passed last night
Thursday, May 3rd
5-3-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked television with TV Guide's Matt Roush and then talked about Opening Weekend at Canterbury Park with their President and CEO Randy Sampson, including plans for the Kentucky Derby!
5-3-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to MN author Brian Freeman about his latest release, "Alter Ego". Then he talked to Rockport Analytics Managing Director Ken McGill about their economic impact estimates for the Final 4
5-3-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John opened the show with Dave Lee and "Extra Innings". Then State Sen. Jim Carlson joined him to talk about the stalled "hands free" driving bill. Then John got opinions from listeners
Wednesday, May 2nd
5-2-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked with Brian Winslow from the MN Military Appreciation Fund. Then he got a preview of the Twins game with Kris Atteberry
5-2-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked to St. Paul PD Sgt. Jeremy Ellison about their program to try and better protect pedestrians and took your calls and texts. Then he discussed a way to get around Amazon Prime's price hike. Finally he got "4 Things You Need to Know" from Kim Johnson
5-2-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John talked with Dave Lee on "Extra Innings". Then he talked about the possibility of Robert Mueller subpoenaing the President with Constitutional Law Prof. Dr. David Schultz and Paul Rosenzweig, a former member of Ken Starr's special counsel staff.
Tuesday, May 1st
5-1-18 John Hines Show 11AM
In this hour John talked to author Owen Laukkanen who'll be at "Once Upon a Crime" tomorrow night promoting his new book "Gale Force". Then he talked with listeners about airlines bemoaning the number of blankets and pillows being stolen from planes - why do we think it's okay to take stuff from airlines/restaurants/the workplace?
5-1-18 John Hines Show 10AM
John talked with MN House Minority Leader Rep. Melissa Hortman about the tax bill that passed yesterday. Then he talked with Craig Bane from Bane O'Leary on Mid-Morning Money. Finally he got "4 Things You Need to Know" from Kim Johnson
5-1-18 John Hines Show 9AM
John talked with Dave Lee to kick off the show. Then Daily Beast congressional reporter Andrew Desiderio talked about where we stand 6 months before the midterm elections. Then Blois Olson checked in to talk about how important MN might be in deciding the balance of political power.
Monday, April 30th
4-30-18 John Hines Show 11AM
John talked with AP writer Garance Burke about her story on migrant kids that have been allowed into the country, and lost track of by the goverment. Then he talked with listeners about airline ettiquette - what's the worst breach they've seen?
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